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New Research: Kids' Consumption of Chronic Medications on the Rise
Date:5/19/2010

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Additional Pediatric Drug Developments

In 2009, the FDA expanded to pediatric patients the indications for cholesterol drugs, Welchol® (colesevalm HCl) and Crestor® (rosuvastatin); Atacand® (candesartan cilexetil) for hypertension; Axert® for migraines; heartburn treatment Protonix® (pantoprazole); and atypical antipsychotic medications Abilify® (aripriprazole), Seroquel® (quetieapine fumarate) and Zyprexa® (olanzapine).

Copies of the Medco 2010 Drug Trend Report can be downloaded from www.drugtrend.com.

About Medco

Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is pioneering the world's most advanced pharmacy® and its clinical research and innovations are part of Medco making medicine smarter™ for approximately 65 million members.

With more than 20,000 employees dedicated to improving patient health and reducing costs for a wide range of public and private sector clients, and 2009 revenues of nearly $60 billion, Medco ranks 35th on the Fortune 500 list and is named among the world's most innovative, most admired and most trustworthy companies.  For more information, go to http://www.medcohealth.com.


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